• Advertising Litigation

    As economic factors squeeze advertising budgets and advertising content becomes more aggressive, companies are closely monitoring their competitors' ads for false or misleading claims. Government regulators and the plaintiffs' bar have been quicker to initiate investigations and lawsuits. ...

  • Advertising, Marketing and Media

    Digital strategies are a competitive imperative, and to gain an edge you must adapt to change faster than your rivals. But change brings new challenges and requires new ways of thinking. That’s where we come in.

  • Antitrust and Competition

    Manatt's antitrust team handles complex disputes involving pricing, monopolization, cartels, collusion, and controversial mergers and acquisitions. Because we have highly knowledgeable counsel across many practice areas and trusted relationships with industry and government officials, your case ...

  • Appellate

    Manatt's litigation group includes some of the top appellate lawyers in the United States. We believe creativity, judgment and experience are the keys to winning outcomes.

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Payvand Abghari

Associate, Real Estate


Daniel B. Abram

Senior Advisor, Real Estate


Leah R. Adams

Associate, Litigation

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  • Investigative Work Resolves Tabloid-Worthy Litigation in Blue Shield’s Favor

    Health insurance executives aren’t usually front-page tabloid news, but when Blue Shield of California was facing $14 million in liability after terminating its jet-setting chief technology officer, Aaron Kaufman, it turned to Manatt to rewrite the headlines in its favor. The inciting incident...

  • L-3 Communications Appellate Victory Moves Bid-Rigging Case Forward

    Vindicating a client’s rights sometimes requires multiple appellate court trips to answer difficult questions before the facts can come out. While building a bid-rigging conspiracy case against a government contractor, Manatt did exactly that. A resounding win in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth...

  • Preferred Bank completes $100M private placement

    Manatt represented Preferred Bank, one of the largest independent commercial banks in California, in the closing of a private placement of $27.5 million in principal amount of fixed-to-floating-rate subordinated notes to certain qualified investors. Manatt had previously closed a total of $72.5...

  • Zeta Interactive secures $20M acquisition financing loan

    Manatt represented Zeta Interactive, a customer life-cycle marketing company, in connection with a $20 million incremental term loan to be used for acquisition financing as part of its larger $140 million term loan facility. Lenders are GSO/Blackstone Group and Cerberus. 

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